The Pink Bear Rebel’s latest exhibit has appeared recently on woodlands road, outside Dram. For those of you who haven’t read our previous article on The Bear, they are an anonymous street artist who leaves politically charged treasures all over the UK, with Glasgow seeming to be a favourite spot. They identify their brand with a giant pink teddy bear, often posing in photographs in a massive suit to depict this- the bear says this is to hide their face, as their line of work is not exactly legal. However, though street art if often frowned upon, the bear always leaves a sum of money next to the piece, encase the resident/business wants to have it cleaned off- so far, none of the bear’s Glasgow works have disappeared from view.
This recent piece in a popular student haunt depicts a very positive message- reach for the stars, though many have drawn analogies to Brexit, given the blue background and yellow stars. Could the star being pulled down be the star of the UK? The symbolic presence of two young children could be a reminder of how Brexit will affect generations to come, as our star loses its place among other nations. For more fantastic, thought provoking and funny pieces by Glasgow’s favourite ted, visit their Instagram page, @thepinkbear.rebel!